PSA Insider - July 29, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 15 


Memory Lane, Inc.

Sirius Sports Cards

PSA HOBBY NEWS

High Grade Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Cards Highlight Memory Lane Auction
Vintage run includes largest high grade selection of Mays cards ever offered at auction. Click here for more details!

Sirius Sports Cards Graded Auction # 6 Is Now Up for Viewing! Bidding Will Begin on Saturday, July 25, at 1 PM EST
There are 1154 lots for auction that will end on Thursday August 6, 2009 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. Click here for more...

1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings Trade Card Sells for $51,121 in SCP Auctions July 23 Sale
1925-30 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Bat and 1917-19 TY Cobb Side Written Louisville Slugger Sell for $87,864 and $31,944. More...

Just Collect Auctioning Over 320 High Grade, Low Pop PSA Cards - Closing Sunday, August 2!
Just Collect is proud to offer over 320 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1933 Goudey Baseball, 1935 Goudey 4 In 1 Baseball, 1950 Callahan HOF Baseball, 1961 Golden Press Baseball, 1969 MLB Photostamps Baseball, 1974 Topps Team Checklists, E90-1 Baseball, 1961 Fleer Football, 1951 Parkhurst Hockey, T219 Boxing, N19 Allen & Ginter Pirates and much more!! More...

Legendary Auctions

PSA SET REVIEWS

Lone Ranger 1940 Gum Inc. Lone Ranger (R83) Set - The Masked Man Still Riding High in the Hobby
Who was that masked man? Why, it's the Lone Ranger: star of a 48-card, 1940 Gum Inc. set, one of the most popular non-sports issues ever produced. Featuring a true American icon, these cards are beautiful, scarce in high grade, and are increasingly attracting the attention of non-sports collectors. More...

1915 Cracker Jack Baseball 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball
It's no secret that Cracker Jack and baseball have a long relationship. Cracker Jack's association with baseball cards extends all the way back to 1914, when the company began inserting "surprise" cards in boxes of its product -- cards that usually came out of those boxes with popcorn and candy stains. In 1915, Cracker Jack addressed this issue by offering the cards by mail, thereby establishing an exquisitely collectible set of the Dead Ball era which is still highly prized almost a century later. Click here to read more. More...

PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Rubberrepeller - The Number One Current Finest 1912-13 C57 Hockey Set
In past years, we have recognized two of the three pre-war hockey classics in the C55 and C56 sets. This year, we decided to complete the trio by awarding the C57 set, another issue loaded with early Hall of Famers like Georges Vezina and Cyclone Taylor. The set also contains a few key HOF rookies like Punch Broadbent, Clint Benedict and Eddie Gerard. While the colorful C55 and C56 sets may have more significant individual cards within them, the black and white C57 set is widely considered the toughest of the three issues. In fact, there are only two complete sets in the Current Finest category with this first time Best of the Registry winner leading the way with a 4.25 GPA. Click here for a look.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2009
Winners have been announced. Congratulations to all of our participants for another fantastic year! To review the list of winners, please click here. To view the 2009 HOF Inductees, please click here. Awards will be presented at the Set Registry luncheon at the National on July 31st.

New Set Registry Special - $14/5-Day
$14 per card/5 business days (approximate) - cards valued under $500 - sports and non-sports cards. No Minimum. Click here for details.

Visit the Set Registry News page and learn which set composites have been recently added to the Registry and other Set Registry news.

Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PSA Set Registry Messageboard is the place to get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.

The PSA Set Registry is a work in progress and we invite your comments and ideas. Send your suggestions to [email protected].

PSA Q & A

Question: Is there a market for game-used equipment after someone's playing days?

Answer: While the value of equipment manufactured and used during one's playing career far exceeds that of post-career equipment, these artifacts still have value. For example, since Shoeless Joe Jackson game bats from his playing career are so rare, post-career barnstorming bats have sold in excess of $20,000 at times. The same can be said of things like coach's equipment (since some former players became coaches later on) and Old Timers items. The value may be substantially less but, that said, these items still appeal to many collectors.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following HOF rookie cards do you think has the most potential?

  1. 1973 Topps Goose Gossage
  2. 1975 Topps Jim Rice
  3. 1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley
  4. 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 46% felt that Derek Jeter would receive the highest percentage of votes for Hall of Fame induction when he becomes eligible in the future. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Have your sports autographs authenticated by PSA/DNA. Submission forms are available online at the PSADNA web site. Just click here. Find out what your cards are really worth. Subscribe to the Sports Market Report and have it delivered to your door every month. Click here. Join the PSA Collectors Club today! Just click here to learn about the many benefits of membership.

PSA GRADING SPECIALS
Collectors Club Grading Special #1
Sports and Non-Sports: 1960 to Present.
$4.50 per card / 25 Card Minimum Quantity Required.
For Cards Valued Under $100 each.
Turnaround Varies with Demand.
Hurry! Offer expires 7/31/2009!
For Gold & Platinum members only.


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Collectors Club Grading Special #2
Sports and Non-Sports: All Years.
$6 per card / No Minimum Quantity Required.
For Cards Valued Under $100 each.
Turnaround Varies with Demand.
Hurry! Offer expires 7/31/2009!
For Gold & Platinum members only.


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Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA!
Any full-price submission sent to PSA/DNA for autograph authentication between July 1 and July 31 will be graded for FREE!
Turnaround time varies with demand.
No Collectors Club membership required!

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For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Mike Brandow at [email protected].
 
PSA Set Registry now links to Collectors Corner. Click here.

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
31,911 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,372,552

Most Recent Listings:
1962 Topps 130 Buddy Dial PSA MINT 9... $550.00
1954 Topps 58 Terry Sawchuk PSA NM 7... $700.00
2004 Super Bowl Xxxviii - Stub - England 32-Carolina 29 PSA NM-MT 8... $695

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 1 Andy Pafko Black Back PSA NM-MT 8... $85,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC... $42,500.00
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2... $15,500.00

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